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FOX News
Jan 11, 2010 6:00am EST
. it will cost us more? >> the center for medicare services says it will cost .6%, almost 1% more. so democrats are saying, hey, this is pretty good. only 1% increase. we're having tremendous increases every year. although this past year we had the lowest increase in a long time. a little over 4% based on the recession. however, that's not the real story. the real story in that report also says that doctors and hospitals will find it unprofitable, perhaps, to take medicare and may, in fact, move away from accepting medicare patients. >> that's the real take away in that report. >> then if -- if the pool of doctors who take medicare patients shrinks, does that lead to what some have referred to as rationing simply because there will be fewer to pick from? >> absolutely. in an alcoholic since, rationing and leads to increased prices for health consumers based on demand, and what it's going to lead to is we have now medicare increases of about 8% a year historically. the government is saying with this plan, we're going to cut medicare a half trillion dollars. can that really be done based upon the
FOX News
Jan 28, 2010 6:00am EST
, bring down the deficit, cover the uninsured, strengthen medicare for seniors and stop insurance company abuses, let me know. >> the republican response was that the newly elected governor of virginia, bob mcdonald who said the government simply tried to do too much. he says americans want affordable health care but don't want uncle sam running it. he voiced concern about overall spending in washington. >> the amount of debt is on pace to double in five years and triple in 10. the federal debt is now over $100,000 per household. this is simply unsustainable. the president's partial phrase announced tonight on discretionary spending is a small one. the circumstances of our time demand that we reconsider and restore the proper limited role of government at every level. >> on social issues, the president said he would work with the military to end don't ask don't tell for gays this year. the republican senator john corning calls that "social engineering." back to you guys in new york. >> as you look at that shot right now -- >> of molly? >> as you look at the shot of the president of the
FOX News
Jan 7, 2010 6:00am EST
the uninsured by funding medicare and shifting costs to already cash-strapped states or counting savings in medicare by say saying they would extend the life of the program but spending money elsewhere. >> you can't spin the same dollar twice. it's congressman's dream but it won't work. >> and there's the doctor fix in medicare. a move to undo one of congress's previous efforts to reduce medicare spending. doctors who help the elderly would face a 21% costs in fees this year and every year after that. that has been removed from the reform bill. >> the biggest hole in the financing is the fact that they have left out the doc fix. >> if that were counted the bill shifts it from reducing the deficit to making it worst because the doc fix would cost some $210 billion. congress still has to fix it anyway so the house pass it had separately but simply added the cost to the deficit, which troubles democratic interests. >> the question is how will that be financed or will it be financed? i think that's on open question. >> the cuts to doctors and earlier attempt to cut medicare spending never to
FOX News
Jan 1, 2010 6:00am EST
bucks -- assistance getting around their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little or no cost to you. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. dave: listen to this concept, what if we take our politicians out of washington? away from lobbyist and away from each other, will they get more work done? and we are back with our political panel, who is actually tweeting for clayton mo
FOX News
Jan 13, 2010 6:00am EST
elderly people may face a tax on a certain medicare program that they now have and that this could actually end up hurting lower income seniors the most and he gives details, specific stories about senior citizens and the kind of pain that they might feel in their pocketbooks. >> right. to avoid taking money in the pocket, they have this thing called medicare advantage. in medicare advantage, my mom actually has it, it's a tremendous boom and people are protective of it. they're allowed to go to private insurance and have them cover themselves. right now, they're going to tax that. won't that work be countederproductive to medicare advantage? there's no advantage. >> apparently, it will impose a tax on medicare, medicaid, the children's health insurance program, chip, and tricare which is for families of military dependents because they -- and because these particular plans have no profits to absorb the tax or pass it on, they'll have only one option and that is bob dole writes, to reduce health care services and that is bad. >> and we should point out that bob dole does say that
FOX News
Jan 20, 2010 6:00am EST
? they should pay more in medicare for the people in nebraska? didn't make sense. he said that's what angered the people. >> this morning, scott brown went on television and said his victory didn't have anything to do with martha coakley per say, what she did, said that he was able to tap into an aggravation the people had about a one party rule in washington. he also says he will be a different kind of republican senator. listen to this. >> i'm a different kind of republican. i've always just wanted to go down and solve the problem regardless of party and while they're in washington talking about what someone said in a book and what this happened, we have some very serious problems when it comes to overtaxation, overspending, and al-qaeda who are trying to kill us. so we need to get back to the basic and start solving problems that affect every person in this country. >> there is a headline this morning on grudge. when will he run for president? >> it is a headline in red letters because he does have a situation where he does look as though he's totally in control, he's captivated the moment
FOX News
Jan 5, 2010 6:00am EST
. that is almost $8,000 per person. that according to the centers for medicare and medicaid services. the center says healthcare spending is rising at an unsustainable rate and that is why the president wants to do something. >> gretchen: remember what happened before christmas and then new year? the house and senate passed their versions of healthcare reform. both chambers are looking to raise money to support the respective bills. >> steve: the senate's so-called cadillac tax sounds like a tax on the rich but could the middle class ultimately end up footing the bill? fox news correspondent jim ingle takes a look in the new healthcare series debating the differences. >> both the house and senate need to raise lots of new revenue to cover the cost of reform. the house wants to impose a 5.4% sur tax on those with gross income of $500,000 a year or more. a money raising move with no impact on healthcare itself but unions think taxing the wealthy is a good move anyway. >> they got a tax cut from president bush. >> the senate raises the biggest chunk of revenues through a 40% tax on cadillac plans,
FOX News
Jan 19, 2010 6:00am EST
this problem without cutting medicare, without the so-called public option, without the government stepping in and doing special deals with unions or senators from other states. let me tell you, obama care would be a very raw deal for people here in massachusetts. because we already have a system that's working here. 98% of our people are insured. and if we had a federal, government one size fits all plan, obama care, if you will, people here in massachusetts would have to pay more taxes, see their medicare cut. they don't want obama care. they'd rather have what we have here. >> prediction before you go, who is going to win? >> i think scott brown is going to win. i think it's going to surprise a lot of people. he's going to win pretty significantly. i think there's a very strong attitude here. we want to send washington a signal, no more monarchy reign from on high. >> joining us from newton, mass, mitt romney, thank you very much for joining us live. >> great to be with you guys. >> whether it's an off year election and special election, it's so intriguing. meanwhile, straight ahead, in
FOX News
Jan 26, 2010 6:00am EST
, medicare and medicaid. now, what will be frozen are the domestic programs and fees, relatively small portion of the overall budget. savings would be modest $10 to $15 billion next year. but the administration says that does add up to $250 billion over 10 years. the president also met yesterday with his middle class task force, outlining some other proposals that he says will give families a much needed break. he's going to ask congress to boost tax credits for childcare or dependent care. reduce monthly payments on student loans and require automatic signups at work for individual retirement accounts. but tomorrow's state of the union will focus mainly on jobs. >> there's more we're going to talk about. we're going to talk about how we can first of all focus on job creation and growth and i met with the republicans, by the way, several weeks ago so i had their ideas. i know what they're proposing and some of the things we propose are things that actually should get some strong bipartisan support. >> now, on the spending freeze during the presidential debate last year, the first deb
FOX News
Jan 8, 2010 6:00am EST
that it would have been a less expensive, higher quality plan, just like medicare isn't a less expensive, higher quality plan, it's an ad get plan. >> a public option is not in the senate bill, and now many house democratic leaders seem ready to throw it overboard. even as three wrapping else with senate democrats over the final shape of the bell, speaker nancy pelosi seems to talk about it in the past sense saying the goal of the conference will be accomplished in other ways. >> we will have what we need to hole the insurance companies accountable. i contend whatever we have coming out of the bill will hold them accountable and they will be crying out for the public option one of these days. >> and another member of the democratic leadership, james clyborn, asked if he could support a bill that doesn't have a bill that doesn't have a public option. >> yes, sir, i can. >> the big issues like in a public option, i think we will go with the senate version. >> there you have a report from jim angle. >> the house is bent out of shape. they feel they have been ignored. you don't know what will happen
FOX News
Jan 29, 2010 6:00am EST
of that compromise? >> if it doesn't hurt medicare, it doesn't hurt about vet care, you can talk about medical malpractice and talk about crossing state lines for insurance like you do everything else, i think that's what the republicans will come to the table with. >> the republicans say they were cut out of the process and if there were tort reform included, etc., etc., portable health insurance from state to state, that they would be at the table. is that disingenuous. do you buy that? >> i think it is disingenuous, i don't think the republicans have any real interest in the health care bill. i think they're comfortable with where they're at right now. >> you've been traveling around the country. is it political suicide to push health care through or is it what the americans want? >> look, this bill was now pretty unpopular and the administration has some good arguments about the ways in which the bill has been caricatured and not properly sold to the country and the country doesn't understand what it's all about. on the current trend of public opinion, this is not a bill that america se
FOX News
Jan 14, 2010 6:00am EST
people insured in massachusetts, why do we have a plan that's going to cut half a trillion from medicare, have higher taxes cost over a trillion dollars and not be good for massachusetts? so we can send it back to the drawing board. we can do better. we can show them how to do it -- how we did it here and, you know, it's really wrong the way it's been handled in the back room. >> scott, i heard you say a couple of days ago it really bugs you when people refer to that particular senate seat as ted kennedy's senate seat. it's not ted kennedy's seat, is it? >> well, i was going to correct you but i figured you'd be going a little bit further. no, it's not. it's not ted kennedy's seat. it's not the democrats seat. it's the people's seat and what i'm hearing throughout the state is that people want change. they want somebody down there that's going to be an independent thinker and voter, somebody who is going to work across party lines to just solve the problems and as the 41st senator, i can at least bring fairness and discussion back to the equation because right now, it's broken. they're
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